Sunday, December 13, 2009


Its not a movie review...

11th December,i.e.the day before yesterday.5 o'clock evening in the office.

Me: Murthy, we should start in around 10 minutes from now.Show time is at 6:50 p.m.
Murthy: cmon Vineet, its just a 15 min drive for me,I know a shortcut.
Me:How come just 15 minutes.Bus 32B(yeahh,its the bus number....what you thought?) takes around an hour to reach.
I was kinda desperate to go to INOX for watching twilight,plus it was at CITI centre, the place in Chennai where you can find the so called variety of humans species called " GIRLS".

Murthy:Chill dude,you just leave everything on me.Same old typical mein hoon naa dialogue.
I froze.whenever he had said had led to disastrous culminations.But I didn't know that today, he is going to add another feather in his cap of continuum screwball.

5:20 p.m.
Me(almost in his knees):Murthy,please bey..lets start naa.We will be late.
Murthy: chill man.
Me: (irritated)asshole u gonna come or not!
Murthy(finally):wait for me at the lower basement.I am coming within 1 minute.

I went and waited.10 minutes gone, still he didn't turned up.I tried calling him.No network.Thanks to Tata Docomo which needs some special medium for delivering the signal.
I came to ground floor and waited there.After 10 min or so,he came and guess what, straight away approached me and asked "where you have been?".
I gave that peculiar stern gaze of mine and replied"paying the final installment to the mafia for killing someone I hate the most"
Murthy:okokok!sit at the back. (as if Honda Activa has other options also)

It was 5:40 pm.

As soon as we came out on to the main road..Heavy traffic.
Cars, bikes, cycles all where moving at the same speed.
We too were driving at a phenomenal speed of 20km/hr.(
All I can say,
In India you drive on the left side of the road.
In Chennai you drive on what is left on the road.
Felt like Wright Brothers must be driving on this road only when they thought of flying.

We were still away from the target area.I had no idea where we were. I asked Murthy,are we on the right path?
Murthy(as usual): 110% dude.
Gosh! I love his confidence of never giving up and mine too for everytime giving up on him.
Me : How long from here?
Murthy :10 min
I remembered that 1 minute he mentioned about coming to the lower basement thing.

10 min later he suddenly stopped and asked a fellow passerby: Is this the way to CITI centre?
I was dumbstruck.The 110% sure guy after 10 min was asking the way out.
The fellow replied:nopes..take a U turn.go straight.Take right from some abc statue,left from some xyz hospital.again right...again left.....blah blah.

My mind swirled.U turn I presume.All I inferred from his statement was that we are still way away from INOX. I cursed Murthy from the most bottom of my heart with all my multilingual dictionary of abusive phrases.
We turned 180 degrees.

10 min later,still we were nowhere.

Its 7 o'clock now.Traffic was extreme.mid way saw a deadlock in the road coz of a squabble between a women and van driver.It was funny.Murthy even stopped driving and waited for the result of the fight between the two.Waited for another 1o min for clearance.
Finally we do made it to INOX at around 7:35p.m.
45 minutes late.

I entered the theatre. No one was there to escort us to the predefined seats.We saw the 1st row empty. Sat there till interval(yeahhh....just20 minutes).Movie was good.Kristen Stewart looked godly beautiful.Alas!My mom may search someone like her for me too.

9:15 p.m. movie ended.But ours started yet again.
As soon as we came out,I pleaded Murthy not to take any shortcut this time. I have some work next morning.
We came out but soon we realized that we have not taken the parking tickets in utter hurry.Paid the penalty for that.Then after moving few blocks away, Murthy overdrove the red signal.Police saw us, whistled and we, like an ideal Indian citizen, thought of escaping.But his wide fearless eyes rest assured us that if we are caught,our birth certificates are just a worthless document.
We screeched to halt and tried to negotiate.
Me: Sir, we are completely new to this place.
Policeman:Cmon man, red light anywhere in the world means "STOP".
Murthy:Sir, Spare us this time,we won't repeat this ever.
Policeman:Pay the penalty this time, I won't charge you ever.
Initially he said that he will charge Rs 350 but sweet pathetic faces of us made him to compromise at Rs 200.
(actually for Rs 200, he don't have to go for challans and hence that money straight away goes in his pocket).
While returning saw a bike accident LIVE.No one died but still it had an impact over us.After that,Murthy was driving at a speed of 30kmph on a 8 lane "almost empty" road.

Soon it started raining. We stopped in between for another 30 minutes. It was now 10:40 p.m.
We reached our area at around 11p.m. only to find that Dominos was closed.I slept hungry though kept on cursing Murthy to satisfy my hunger.

so that was the much awaited Twilight movie I watched apparently with a Tube-light.
P.S.: Women won the fight between her and the van driver.Another"as expected"result.
P.S. 2: Murthy was planning to write this post in his blog by replacing his name by me.


Gururaj said...

hehe.. even i used to hate it when he said "chill man ..i am there nah"!.. nice post

Dev said...

hehe... u really had a great evening.. ;)

keerthana said...

hey u bunked the dept meeting and went na tat's y this tragedy i think so... and one more thing hereafter dont go with murthy anywhere.........:) anyway nice post:)

gaurav said...

In India you drive on the left side of the road.
In Chennai you drive on what is left on the road..............
mazza aa gaya!

adreamygal said...

haahahhah.dats really a good post with good touch of humour :)hmmm but strange man you guys dunno d way to inox ??? anyways "twilight"experience was good :D

Kamaljeet Singh Nagra said...

typical two dudes on hunt story...well written and well paced(all credit to murthy)....enjoyed it thoroughly

RON ... said...

i agree with adreamygal....
being in chennai, you gotta know the way to citi center.... cause thats the only place worth going to in chennai...

anyways... good going...

angel from heaven said...

Very amusing at least you made it in time for some of the movie!!

vineet said...

@guru n dev:hehhehe...same old murthy...cant improve..stil it was fun.
@keerthana:i wil rather go walkin then preferring to go with murthy.
@garav:thnks dear
@ron n dreamy gal:we thought of taking the shrtcut bt murthy screwed up evrythn..else we never gonna frget dat path.atleast ab toh kabhi nahin.
@angel:thnks yet again dear

Dev Ghose said...

Seriously funny though the whole piece had shadows of Chetan Bhagat inspiration all over.

"In India you drive on the left side of the road.
In Chennai you drive on what is left on the road."

^^-lolzzzz. Hilarious lines..!!

Anish Panwar said...

nice blog man................keep it going.......
check out my blog n post comment if u find it interesting......

Vinodh Shankar said...

tat was a fantastic outing for u

murthy_thehandsome(?) said...

guys seriously there was heavy traffic that day... actually CM was going so they stopped the whole traffic. what can i do... seein the traffic i promised him that we will definitely make it before interval which i fulfilled...
btw vineeet nicely written man...
if i wud have posted it i couldn't have done justice to the post as u did.... awesome man.////
looking for more kinda trips with u..
will take u through more shortcuts... :):P

Akhila said...

'I was dumbstruck.The 110% sure guy after 10 min was asking the way out'..hahaha...i like this line...very sweet post...and i guess u and ur friend experience was better than the movie twilight...:)

Aparna said...

yeah well the movie ain't that worth

seriously you had so much fun (atleast for us) on the road with your friend...well minus the minor accident thing

you write hilariously

Vikas Kumar said...

really cool post

Amogh said...

nice post man! :)

vineet said...

@amogh; thnks bt do u really read it?

@ vikas: damn sure u didnt read it

@aparna: thnks infact eeewww thnks fr sure

@Akhila: glad u lykd it, nw d experience really seems majestic though @ dat tym fully frustratin

vineet said...

@ dev ghose:thnks mate bt must say i jus dont waana b stereotype

@anish: wil check soon man

@vinodh: so u didnt read it, hahaha i knw dude

@ murthy: ohh really, screwed me this new year day, frgt d way to GMs house n u say more, dud this year i m gonna kill u fr sure huh